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13. april 2021

Trade Agreement Negotiations

In April,[25] commentators began to question the feasibility of the UK`s timetable, amid concern among the United Kingdom and Member States about the rapidly worsening coronavirus emergency. Amanda Sloat, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, said: “In any circumstances, it is very difficult to imagine how some kind of large-scale trade agreement between the UK and the EU will be concluded by the end of the year.” [26] Preliminary negotiations resumed on 15 April, with negotiations limited to the gradual opening of new negotiations until the end of June 2020. [27] (The deadline for concluding negotiations is June 30, 2020). [28] The next day, British negotiator Frost reaffirmed his government`s position that the end date will not change: the UK will leave the European single market and the EU customs union on 1 January 2021. [6] A trade agreement would facilitate trade between the EU and the UK, which accounts for 49% of international trade in the UK. [6] A Canadian-style trade agreement would offer the United Kingdom a reduction in most EU-UK tariffs, without removing VAT, customs and plant protection controls. [6] The rules for its dominant financial services sector are of particular importance to the United Kingdom. [4] The bill was published on September 9, 2020 with explanatory notes. The following day, on Thursday 10 September 2020, the Vice-President of the EU-UK Joint Committee, EU Commissioner Maroé Efsovic, at an extraordinary meeting in London, raised the EU`s concerns with Michael Gove and said that the adoption of the law “would constitute an extremely serious violation of the withdrawal agreement and international law”. [57] The EU has called for the law to be withdrawn before the end of September,[58] adding that “the European Union will not be reluctant” to use mechanisms and remedies to remedy violations of the legal obligations contained in the Brexit withdrawal agreement. [57] Gove stated that it had been “perfectly clear” that the United Kingdom would not withdraw the bill,[58] which commentators said could mean the end of trade negotiations.

[59] Fact sheets, Vietnamese trade in your city, texts of agreements, exporter reports published in November 2020, first by the preface of the General Directorate of Trade, Sabine Weyand (other languages), the fourth EU implementation report (other languages) of the FTA gives an overview of the successes achieved in 2019 and remarkable work for the 36 main preferential trade agreements of the EU. The accompanying staff working document provides detailed information in accordance with the trade agreement and trading partners. Another round of negotiations, which ended on 23 July, was again deemed unsuccessful by both sides, with the prospect of “not reaching an agreement” being considered less likely, but not inevitable. [43] In March 2020, the EU fisheries policy negotiations were linked to trade negotiations, while the UK intends to distinguish them. [78] One of the points to be negotiated is the length of the agreement: the EU is waiting for a lasting agreement, the UK expects a Norwegian agreement, such as an annual agreement, to be in line with fish biology, fishermen`s aspirations and fishing science. [76] The EU can make concessions to Britain on fisheries, which depend on British financing concessions. [80] The issue of bringing legislation closer together is that the EU considers the UK to comply with EU rules (product safety, environmental protection, workers` rights, subsidies, etc.). The United Kingdom says it will not do so. [17] The withdrawal agreement recognises that in Britain the standards will be different from those of the EU in many respects (with the loss of trade privileges in these areas), with Northern Ireland enjoying special status to keep the Irish border open.